GALLERY B EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition Schedule


Cadence – Art by Kristine DeNinno, Damon Arhos, and Clare Winslow
November 30 - December 31
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12-6pm
Opening reception: Friday, December 9, 6-8pm.


Cadence refers to a characteristic rhythmic pattern that indicates the end of a phrase and brings
about a sense of resolution. Similar patterns can be found in visual art as well. In the exhibition,
Cadence, at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda, a trio of artists explores rhythms of abstract painting
and printmaking through a visual "conversation" on canvas, paper, and wood.
 
Visual connections found in the world around us are a source of energy for three local artists:
Kristine DeNinno, Damon Arhos, and Clare Winslow. In paintings and prints completed over the past
two years, the work of these artists, who are also friends, offers an unspoken dialogue about the
relevance of various media and methods, as well as reaffirming the value of looking at the world
through an abstract lens.
 
The artists' three approaches reveal a variety of differences as well: surfaces vary between textured
and smooth, dense or delicate, depending on the medium and substrate used. The subject matter
throughout often relates to nature and relationships, but is not exclusive to it. Ultimately the viewer
is invited to bring his or her own response to the work, and will be rewarded by looking. This vibrant
exhibition provides a range of opportunities for the viewer– from enjoying the sense of “flow” unique
to nonrepresentational art, to actively engaging in a search for the connections that bind all.

Damon Arhos has shown artwork in exhibits and galleries across the United States including Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, NY, Strathmore Hall Foundation in Bethesda, MD and the Foundry Gallery in Washington, D.C. In his paintings, Arhos mixes acrylic paint and water to create a look of rain running down a window. A frequent curator and collaborator on artistic projects, he has been affiliated with DC Arts Studios and Washington Printmakers Gallery in Washington, D.C. Arhos is a studio art MFA candidate at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.

Kristine DeNinno found her calling in art as a printmaker at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center in Hyattsville, MD. Winner of the 2014 National Small Works juried exhibition, she uses color and texture in her work to explore larger cultural meanings. DeNinno is a teaching artist at Bowie State University and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, and enjoys bringing the arts into local communities. She graduated from the Corcoran College of Art and Design Master of Arts in Teaching program and has a bachelor’s degree in studio arts and has worked for many years in interior design. 

Clare Winslow’s work has been included in group and solo shows at the Washington Printmaker’s Gallery, the Corcoran Museum of Art and Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C. as well as in Houston and Shanghai. Her focus on print making allows her to integrate a broad range of artistic interests: drawing, photography, digital imaging, design and painting. Whether created with acrylic, silkscreen or etching press, each piece contains an effort to bring texture to the surface of the print or painting by layering images or marks to suggest depth and actively engage the viewer. Winslow has a degree in Fine Art and years of printmaking study at the Corcoran College of Art.

The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District opened Gallery B in October 2011 with the support of Bethesda Place Limited Partnership. Gallery B serves as the flagship of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The mission of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Inc., 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to create and implement arts and entertainment projects that contribute to the artistic, cultural and economic growth of downtown Bethesda.